View Full Version : TIPPING DIES
08-25-2004, 07:18 AM
I have looked through the Forum and haven't been able to find a thread regarding the pro's and con's of Tipping Dies on an English Wheel vs. a Bead Roller. Because of all of your input , I have purchased a Bench Mount E-Wheel and the HF Bead Roller. So, which is best-a tipping wheel on aE-Wheel or Bead Roller? No difference? I have access to a large metal lathe and want to do the right thing, although I perceive I will use the E-Wheel more often.
Have I missed the thread on this? What do you guys think?
08-25-2004, 02:28 PM
I can only give you more to think about if you haven't already.
I'm thinking i would like them on both :) Reason why is I have a bead roller and can see were a tipping die would have quite a bit of control while working the pedal but is a bit limited for throat depth . And if there is a dip in the panel on each side will it interfere with the frame . On the other hand i would like one for my ewheel because of its open space. But will it be more clumsy to have to push the work threw . So one for both would be my choice.
Also they have edging dies for bead rollers that take you up in steps . they are tank rolls . But could be use for tipping :? I think.
08-25-2004, 07:16 PM
I haven't got around to getting a bead roller yet, but I was able to make this up to fit my small bench top wheel. It worked out pretty good. What Steve is true. There are times when you might need more clearance than what the bead roller allows.
08-25-2004, 08:27 PM
That's a nice looking tipping wheel.
What's the disk thickness and what is the edge profile?
Have you been happy with the off-center location? Would you change anything if making another one?
Thanks, Peter Miles
08-25-2004, 09:14 PM
You want the tipping die set up to be offset so that you limit the obstructions when the panel comes up during the bending process.
A cantilevered design works best .
08-26-2004, 04:58 AM
I have it setup so I can flip the lower wheel and use the part without the groove to "set" the line and then use the groove for tipping. I had that stainless disk laying around for about 20 years figuring that I might use it for something. I think it's about 4" dia and .093 thick. I welded it to the hub and put a full round on the edge. I've only used it a few times, but it's worked good so far.
08-26-2004, 05:57 AM
In this context, to what are you referring by 'cantilevered'? Is it merely the off-center location?
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